Showing from 11th January, FORSAKEN takes its inspiration from the remarkable Immortal Jellyfish which can regenerate and begin its life cycle over and over again. The spectacular on screen visuals celebrate the beauty of the natural world and sound a sombre warning as the Jellyfish vanishes and reforms.
Daily showings: 11am, 6pm and 9pm unless otherwise stated. Check our schedule.
Scientists have stated that we are entering Earth's 6th mass extinction event, with up to a million species at risk of being lost. FORSAKEN highlights the wonder of nature while also emphasising its fragility, delivering an important message: there is hope, not all is lost, life can recover.... but we must act now!
Directed by Roland Lane, produced by Cinesite and supported by Greenpeace & Arts Council England, this impactful experience is set to a sound design by Gareth Fry and accompanied by motion graphics featuring official statistics from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services designed by Jonny Stopford relating to species extinction caused by climate change.
Greenpeace ambassadors will be on site from 13-14th January and 6-7th February to inspire visitors to take action to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030 and to support a deep-sea mining ban.
On his experience working with Cinesite, director Roland Lane said:
“Working with Cinesite to bring this idea to life has been a collaboration, in the truest sense of the word, and being able to utilise the world-class talent, creativity and expertise they have within their team has been a professional highlight for myself. We worked closely together to apply the industry-leading CG and VFX capabilities they are renowned for to this most innovative of productions, crafting something ambitious for the immersive, one-of-a-kind Outernet venue, as we sought to combine visual art with pioneering tech. I'm delighted that we have been able to do the message behind the work justice and use it to amplify the important work Greenpeace is doing in this area.”
Fiona Nicholls from Greenpeace said:
“The oceans support all life on Earth but less than 1% of the global oceans are properly protected. Destructive industries, like deep sea mining or industrial fishing, are jeopardising the future health of the oceans, which we all rely on. Art is a powerful and universal way to touch people. With FORSAKEN, we have a unique opportunity to reach a vast range of people to showcase the beauty of oceans, their fragility, and inspire people to work with us to protect the oceans, before it’s too late and more species are lost forever.”